Ashish is a long term collaborator with Topshop, and they return for AW11 with a new nine piece collection that’s an homage to leopard print on the slopes. The range includes quilted ski jackets and salopettes, cute tongue-in-cheek slogan sweatshirts (“Piste Off”, “Snow bored” and “Chalet Come With You”), and also the accessory that popped up on lots of SS12 catwalks: the rucksack. There’s even wild animal print splashed across bum bags. Yes folks, bum bags! (Be afraid, be very afraid.)
If you’re thinking “looks nice, but will it keep me warm and dry?”, then the answer is yes. All the usual ski-wear technicalities are covered, with the jackets and salopettes made from wind and waterproof fabric and include a fleece lining and those all important zipped interior pockets to keep your iPhone and anti-chapping lip balm safe.
The Ashish Ski collection is available now at Topshop’s Oxford Circus and Brompton Road stores and also at Selfridges. If you’re planning a pre-Christmas shopping spree in New York, it’s available in the store there too. If you’re not going anywhere and prefer shopping at home, then head to Topshop.com.